November Wedding – A Preface to the Holidays

Getting married in November? Stuck for ideas? It’s not quite winter, bit it’s also a very chilly fall. Depending on where you are, it has an amazing potential for photographs. All those changing leaves? Just breathtaking. Don’t get overwhelmed that the holidays are approaching. Those who love you will be there for you, not matter the time of year.

November Colors

November is a great wedding month to go with jewel tones: gold, burgundy, emerald, mustard… You can also pull in more standard colors: white, ivory, orange, navy… Pull your colors in through your flowers or your bridesmaids dresses. Chances are that your surroundings will be abundant with color, so you can stay more neutral with your base (tablecloths, decor, etc.). Mimic the surroundings with your decor. Incorporate trees or leaves somewhere. It’s a cost saver too!

For Your Guests

I love weddings that offer blankets. I think it’s absolutely adorable. However, I’ve also priced it, and it is definitely expensive to do. It is a lovely touch if you have guests who run on the colder side. Offer other things to warm up your guests. I mentioned a hot apple cider or hot chocolate bar for the October wedding. It’s applicable to all fall (or winter) weddings. Also, offer a signature sangria. Alcohol can also provide a nice “blanket” for guests. Hire a killer band or DJ! When people are dancing, they’re not cold!

Desserts are also important in the fall. Cake is delicious, but is it overdone? What about a donut wall? You could even do a pie bar! Or offer mini pies as favors! You can also have koozies as favors. If you’re serving chilled beverages, it’s nice to not have to hold a cold glass.

As always, make the wedding yours. The day is about you and your future spouse. If it unexpectedly snows, your love will be enough to warm the masses.

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